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I'm going to load some 357mag 158gr plated (extreme) bullest. alliant put out a notice about using 125gr bullets. they said that they had sum pressure spieks with those weight bullets. just woundering if the 158gr were ok to use. any info that is around would be nice to have. thanks TOMD1943
 

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I use Blue Dot in 158 grain loads and have for a long time. Alliant still has data for the 158's but not lighter bullets if I remember right but I do not use lighter bullets so that is not a problem for me. I use the data straight off their web site and it shoots clean performs well and is accurate.
I used to belong to a gun club and once a week several members shot silhouettes and all used 357's except one and all those used the Alliant Blue Dot load.
 

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I use Blue Dot in 158 grain loads and have for a long time. Alliant still has data for the 158's but not lighter bullets if I remember right but I do not use lighter bullets so that is not a problem for me. I use the data straight off their web site and it shoots clean performs well and is accurate.
I used to belong to a gun club and once a week several members shot silhouettes and all used 357's except one and all those used the Alliant Blue Dot load.
I use it, and like it, using cast SWC 158gr.

Don't remember the load, or the chrony numbets, but I seem to remember that "high-ish" velocities were achieved.
 

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I've shot a lot of loads with Blue Dot and 158 gr JHP bullets. With the plated I'd limit it to cast 158 gr LSWC loads in your reloading manuals.
 

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At Alliant Powder, we take safety seriously. That’s why we periodically test our products in different situations to be sure our use recommendations stay current. Check here for any safety notes or recall information. Stay safe and keep accurate.

Alliant Powder periodically reviews and tests their published reloading data to verify that our recommended recipes have not changed over time.

During the latest review Alliant Powder discovered that Alliant Powder's Blue Dot® should not be used in the following applications:

Blue Dot® should NOT be used in the 357 Magnum load using the 125 grain projectile (Blue Dot® recipes with heavier bullet weights as specified in Alliant Powders Reloading Guide are acceptable for use).
Blue Dot® should NOT be used in the 41 Magnum cartridge (all bullet weights).

Use of Blue Dot® in the above cases may cause a high pressure situation that could cause property damage and serious personal injury.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
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